I have been asked by so many viewers to show how to frost or ice a cake. So decided to do a post on it, so it will be helpful for you all. I decided to do a frosting on a rustic chocolate cake with ganache, later i will show you how to frost a buttercream cake, it will be more clean and smooth. But this is the basic tips for frosting. And i will be sharing the recipe of this cake soon. So look for it...Tomorrows post is going to be another requested post from you..
Things you need:
Cake Board or Plates
Serrated Knife or Knife
Spatula to Frosting
Butter Paper or Parchment Paper
Step 1: Assembling & Setting the Cake for frosting
Take your cakes and frosting ready. Now place your cake on cake board or plate. Now cut strips of parchment paper or butter paper and place it under the cake on all sides.
Step 2: Trimming and Levelling
Now use a knife to slice the domb of the cake if you have any. This don't want to be perfect, this ensures to have a flat surface to frost and supports the second layer.
Step 3: Sandwiching with Frosting
Now take a dollop of frosting and put it over the cake, use a knife to spread it out. Dont spread it all the way, just leave a border, because once you place the second layer the frosting with ooze and spread. Now place the second layer of cake on top and slice the domb of the second cake if you have any and make it flat.
Step 4: Frosting the top of the cake
Once the cake is trimmer, take a healthy dollop of frosting and place it over the cake. Use a knife to spread it evenly and cover the entire top of the cake.
Step 5 : Frosting the sides of the cake
Once you have frosted the top, take some frosting with your knife and go all around the sides of the cake. Keep doing this until you have covered the entire side of the cake.
Step 6: Finishing touches
Once your have finished with the frosting, you can either smooth the top of the cake or just make swirl design. Now remove all the butter paper from the sides to get a clean side and board.
Now you have frosted a cake beautifully. If you want to write anything, just fill a piping bag or ziploc bag and snip of the edge and use it.
|Take your cakes and frosting ready|
|first step, take your cake board or plate|
|Place a cake on top|
|now cut strips of butter paper or parchment|
|place under all sides of the cake|
|just like this|
|now use a knife to slice of the domb of the cake|
|it doesn't have to be perfect|
|take a dollop of frosting|
|put it on top of the cake|
|use a spatula or a knife to spread it out|
|just like this, it doesn't have to be perfect|
|Now take your other cake and place it over the frosting|
|Use a knife to slice the domp of the cake|
|take a spoonful of frosting and place it on top|
|now spread it|
|cover the entire top of the cake|
|now take some frosting in the knife|
|lets frost the sides now|
|spread it out|
|now the entire cake is covered|
|now you can either smooth the top or make a swirly pattern|
|now remove the papers|
|remove it from all sides|
|good looking home style cake|
|if you wanna write something on the board, fill a ziploc bag with frosting|
|cut the end off and write....|